CFP: Decadence, Deviance, and Debauchery (grad) (3/26/07; 4/28/07)

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Jennifer S. Roe
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Decadence, Deviance, and Debauchery: A Celebration of Difference
Annual Graduate Students in English Association Conference
University of North Texas, Department of English
Saturday, April 28, 2007


The Graduate Students in English Association at the University of
North Texas is seeking papers and panel topics for our
interdisciplinary conference that present a variety of interpretations
and criticisms examining cultural deviations, be they literary,
linguistic, historical, or philosophical. We are also accepting
creative pieces dealing with the conference topic. Paper presentations
should take approximately twenty minutes, including question and

Our keynote speaker will be Brian Christopher Williams, award-winning
playwright and author of Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins.

First-time presenters are encouraged to submit their work.

Topics could possibly include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Excessive consumption: culinary, cultural, sexual, and material
• Atheism and/or religious upheavals
• The transgressive nature of the creative act
• The interpretive act as creative
• Homosexuality and Queer Theory
• Cultural diversification
• Changing models of masculinity
• Narrative Transvestism
• Transforming social discontent and deviance into art
• Challenging government
• Radical forms of artistic expression
• The revisionary nature of history
• Paradigm shifts
• The changing nature of visual culture

Please submit paper abstracts and panel proposals via email attachment
by Monday, March 26, 2007 to the following email address:

Paper abstracts should be 250-500 words in length. Panel proposals
should consist of a panel topic and three paper abstracts. Panel
proposals, which include the moderator's own abstract, will be

Please include along with your proposal your email address, telephone
number, and institutional affiliation.

Contributors will be notified by email no later than Monday, April 2, 2007

Contributors interested in being considered for the $150 Best Paper
Prize must submit their final, conference-ready draft to the above
email address by Saturday, April 21, 2007.

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